PARK CITY, Utah, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah's only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort, has earned the distinction of World's Best Ski Hotel by the World Ski Awards' 2014 Ski Oscars. The announcement was made this weekend at the 2014 Ski Oscars Award Gala Ceremony held in the legendary winter sports destination of Kitzbuhel, Austria.
Following a year-long voting process from leading ski tourism professionals worldwide, as well as millions of ski consumers from 127 countries, Stein Eriksen Lodge first earned the title of United States' Best Ski Hotel and then claimed the crowing title of World's Best among finalists from 20 ski tourism nations. In addition to being named World's Best Ski Hotel, the world-renowned Lodge also received the prestigious title of Unites States Best Ski Hotel and United States Best Ski Resort (Deer Valley Resort).
"The Ski Oscars is the definitive awards program within global ski tourism," said Sion Rapson, managing director of the World Ski Awards. "The winners serve to define the standards of the ski industry, thus inspiring others to raise the guest experience and stimulate new demand."
The Ski Oscars celebrate and reward excellence in ski tourism and focuses on the leading 20 nations who are shaping the future of the ski industry. Ski tourism figureheads and market leaders from the top 20 ski tourism destinations, including North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia, attended the three-day Ski Oscars event in Kitzbuhel, where winners of the World's Best Ski Hotel, World's Best Ski Resort, World's Best Ski Chalet, World's Best Ski Boutique Hotel and Outstanding Services to Ski Tourism were unveiled.
"This is such a great honor considering the competition included such prestigious 5-Star and 5-Diamond properties from all around the world," said Russ Olsen, CEO of Stein Eriksen Lodge. "It's incredible that our property was able to stand out with all of the company we held during the voting process, we are so grateful and very excited about the award."
The World Ski Awards is part of the World Travel Awards, serving as "the Oscars of the travel industry" for the past 21 years. To learn more about the prestigious award, please contact John Perry at 435.659.6197 or [email protected]. Additional information about Stein Eriksen Lodge can be found at www.steinlodge.com.
About Stein Eriksen Lodge
The Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America's premier resorts. One of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America and an official resort of Cadillac, the Lodge provides guests with the ultimate year-round luxury destination, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, fine-dining, meeting facilities, spa services, recreation and luxury Cadillac car services. For more information, visit the Lodge's website at www.steinlodge.com or call 800.453.1302.
About World Ski Awards
Launched in 2012 as the sister event to the World Travel Awards, World Ski Awards is the first ever global initiative to celebrate and reward excellence in the ski hospitality industry. World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The World Travel Awards' annual program is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry.
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